Finding work



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Good to know

Even though English is widely understood in Finland, most of the Finnish employers require at least basic Finnish skills. Also in companies where English is the working language, Finnish tends to be the language of the unofficial communication. Therefore, it is highly recommended to start studying Finnish as soon as possible after arriving into the country!


For more information and tips on finding work in Finland, please see also the Unipoli Tampere web site.


Below is a list of public and private recruitment agencies. They allow the job seeker to search job boards, submit CV's, apply specific positions etc. Most links are employment and recruitment services and a few go directly to the career pages of large companies. The recruiment agencies offer these services for free.

Public Recruitment Services

After moving into Finland, a jobseeker can register him-/herself in the Employment and Economic Development Office (TE toimisto in Finnish). There are 200 outlets all over Finland. The largest offices have internationally oriented EURES Advisors as well as personnel specialised in immigrant affairs. If needed, interpretation services can be made available. The services of TE Office include guidance on job hunt, training opportunities, labour market in general and features of various professions. Most of the services are intended for those residing in Finland on permanent basis.
It is important to note  that citizens of EU and ETA countries can be registered as jobseekers. Citizens of other countries can be registered if they have the right to work indicated in their residence permits and there are no restrictions of any kind (e.g. a specific employer stated in the permit).


Private Recruitment Agencies

Private employment agencies are common in Finland and a typical choice especially in the beginning of one’s career or if the employee prefers working part-time or short-term. There are some 230 companies registered under the umbrella organisation of private recruiters HPL ( The member companies are committed to complying with the code of conduct for the sector, which have the particular aim of compliance with business ethics and employer obligations. Some of the companies operating in Tampere area:

Adecco Finland
Arja Raukola Oy
Barona Oy
Biisoni Pirkanmaa Oy
Carrot Consulting Oy
Citywork Pirkanmaa Oy
Click Henkilöstöpalvelut Oy
Experis ManpowerGroup
Go On Tampere
Opteam Oy
Manpower Oy
Nordic Henkilöstöpalvelut Oy
ProSelectum Oy Ab
Selekta Henkilöstöpalvelut Oy
Stafflink Oy
Temp-Team Finland Oy
VPS Yhtiöt Oy


Job vacancies

You can find some job vacancies listed on the following sites, mainly in Finnish. - Note: Job openings are listed on the Vacancies page in Finnish only. To find vacancies written in English, type in the word “English” in Sanahaku field. Tampere is located in Pirkanmaa region – choose this in Maakunta field if you are looking for a job in Tampere area. (Local newspaper in Tampere area)
Tampereen kehyskuntien rekrytointi (open postition in communes; Hämeenkyrö, Kangasala, Lempäälä, Nokia, Pirkkala, Vesilahti, Ylöjärvi)


Business Directories

Many jobs are never advertised publicly. A jobseeker has to be independent and active, and identify companies which might be interested in his/her skills and competence. It is good to focus on companies where the knowledge of a certain language or market area would be an asset, e.g. export companies.
Search for interesting companies by sector, location or keyword.



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